Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 3.djvu/555

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PUBLIC LAW 104-193—AUG. 22, 1996 110 STAT. 2285 "(IV) assistance under the Food Stamp Act of 1977; and "(V) other assistance programs; "(vi) the number of months the family has received benefits; "(vii) the t3^e of child care in which the child was enrolled (such as family child care, home care, or center-based child care); "(viii) whether the child care provider involved was a relative; "(ix) the cost of child care for such families; and "(x) the average hours per week of such care; during the period for which such information is required to be submitted. "(C) SUBMISSION TO SECRETARY. —A State described in subparagraph (A) shall, on a quarterly basis, submit the information required to be collected under subparagraph (B) to the Secretary. "(D) SAMPLING.— The Secretary may disapprove the information collected by a State under this paragraph if the State uses sampling methods to collect such information. "(2) BIANNUAL REPORTS.—Not later than December 31, 1997, and every 6 months thereafter, a State described in paragraph (1)(A) shall prepare and submit to the Secretary a report that includes aggregate data concerning— "(A) the number of child care providers that received funding under this subchapter as separately identified based on the types of providers listed in section 658P(5); "(B) the monthly cost of child care services, and the portion of such cost that is paid for with assistance provided under this subchapter, listed by the type of cluld care services provided; "(C) the number of payments made by the State through vouchers, contracts, cash, and disregards under public benefit programs, listed by the type of child care services provided; "(D) the manner in which consumer education information was provided to parents and the number of parents to whom such information was provided; and "(E) the total number (without duplication) of children and families served under this subchapter; during the period for which such report is required to be submitted."; and (2) in subsection (b)— (A) in paragraph (1) by striking "a application" and inserting "an application"; (B) in paragraph (2) by striking "any agency administering activities that receive" and inserting "the State that receives"; and (C) in paragraph (4) by striking "entitles" and inserting "entitled". SEC. 612. REPORT BY THE SECRETARY. Section 658L (42 U.S.C. 9858j) is amended— (1) by striking "1993" and inserting "1997"; (2) by striking "annually" and inserting "biennially"; and